encino: It is time to buy a house in Calabasas and Woodland Hills - 02/16/11 05:38 PM
It is time to buy a house in Calabasas and Woodland Hills

If you're into bottom fishing, now may be the time to start searching for a home.  In the last 20 years the market has gone through several cycles. How many times have you said to yourself  "Damn, why didn't I buy a home then"?  In 5 years you may be saying, "Damn, if I had just bought in 2011".  Prices are just moving along the bottom and interest rates are really low. Those  are the perfect ingredients for buying NOW. Have we reached bottom?  Am I going to … (0 comments)

encino: Houses For Sale In Calabasas - 01/24/11 10:35 AM
 Houses for Sale In Calabasas 
In Calabasas and the outlying areas of Woodland Hills, Agoura, Westlake, Tarzana, Encino, Sherman Oaks and StudioCity, households are paying down debt and rebuilding their nest eggs, so they're not spending . Consumers are in the middle of a wrenching and historic adjustment. They are casting off debt taken on over the past decade as a result of cheap financing, lax lending standards, and a surge in wealth from home values and stock prices that made it easier to carry the load. De-leveraging has been under way for more than a year and the saving rate may … (0 comments)

encino: Homes, Real Estate and Foreclosures in Calabasas and San Fernando Valley areas - 01/16/11 11:31 AM
Homes, Real Estate and Foreclosures in Calabasas and San Fernando Valley Areas www.michaelandirenehomes.com
As Californians struggling with 12 percent unemployment are trying to hang onto their mortgages, there may yet be signs of hope on the horizon. According to numbers just released, foreclosure activity in the state and Calabasas, Woodland Hills, Hidden Hills, Tarzana, Encino and good outlying areas dropped 14 percent last year, compared with a 2 percent drop in the rest of the nation. Home prices in California and areas like Calabasas and outlying areas hit bottom in  April of 2009, and have risen  incrementally since then. The first state to … (0 comments)

encino: Calabasas Compound on five acres - 01/12/11 10:47 AM

Calabasas  Compound on five acres www.michaelandirenehomes.com
 Magnificent 5 acre compound in Calabasas/MonteNido, completely renovated in the style reminiscent of California Mission & Santa Barbara architecture.  Native Oaks and sycamores enhance the lush landscaped grounds of this unique estate.The main house has approximately 10,000 square feet. It includes every expected amenity and will impress the most discriminating client.Each room is an elegant showcase. Hand carved limestone mantels & Old World custom tile grace 5 fireplaces. Features include hand hewn walnut floors,alderwood   beam ceilings and custom chandeliers.Two guesthouses with kitchens, and a separate meditation tea house. Extra amenities include a home theatre, game room, wine cellar, … (0 comments)

encino: Buying a Home in Calabasas and the outer areas makes good financial sense - 01/11/11 07:00 AM
Buying a home in Calabasas and the outer areas makes good financial sense.
Lower home prices have improved affordability. In fact the percentage of renters who are worried that the cost of housing is getting so unaffordable that they will never be able to buy a home has decreased steadily since 2007, from appx 63 to appx 57 percent.
Despite improved affordability, 79 percent of  home buyers still consider  having enough money for down payment and closing costs to be among the biggest obstacles to buying a home.  Another obstacle is a lack of confidence in their ability to be approved  for … (0 comments)

encino: Welcome To Calabasas - 01/08/11 06:11 AM
Welcome To Calabasas
Thank you for visiting Michael Gilbert and Irene Failla's CALABASAS Home Blog. We have been selling Real Estate in the Calabasas and surrounding areas(Woodland Hills, WestHills,Hidden Hills,Westlake Village,Thousand Oaks,Tarzana,Encino,Sherman Oaks,Studio City,Malibu)for over 25 years. The Las Virgenes School District is a big draw for the Calabasas home buyers. There are four elementary school, two middle schools and one high school. For detailed information you can click on the link on our blog (lvusd.org) and it will take you directly to the Las Virgenes School District website.             
                                                              When you are looking for a home in Calabasas and any of the … (0 comments)




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